6 Glennon Farm Lane is an exceptional property evoking the ambiance of grand, historic homes found in Bucks County Pennsylvania. The homes 5 bedrooms and 4-and 1-half bathrooms are nestled in a retreat-like setting set far back from the road on 5.2 acres in an upscale, cul-de-sac neighborhood in Tewksbury Township on over 5 acres featuring exceptional architectural features inside and out with sweeping vistas over gardens, woods, patios and walkways and pool area.
Detailed finishes accent the architecture and functionality of the home striking an aesthetic which is simultaneously elegant yet warm and welcoming. These features include generously-sized rooms, high ceilings, crown moldings, baseboard moldings, wainscotting, wide solid red oak floors throughout the first and second levels, 6-panel interior doors, a sweeping main foyer staircase and a secondary interior staircase connecting the private upper rooms with the kitchen, and three fireplaces. Generously-scaled, true-divided light Pella windows and exterior French doors (2014) throughout the home invite the play of abundant natural light in the home which is supported in the evening hours by recessed lighting throughout the home. A traditional but open floor plan between rooms with separation between formal and informal entertaining areas allows this home to strike the perfect balance between a cozy place to call home that is also appropriate throughout the seasons for formal entertaining or informal gatherings of family and friends inside and out.
Glennon Farm Lane is near the crest of a scenic and meandering country road. The home is approached by a paved driveway marked at the road by elegant white Walpole ornamental fencing which winds through native woodlands and over stone bridges, ending at the top of a rise where the home sits in a generous clearing encircled by mature boscage. A circular driveway element is a formal-but-functional welcoming area at the entrance of the home and there is a separate area for overflow parking and access to the built-in garage. A substantial bluestone walkway welcomes visitors to this home to the home’s striking front door. This custom, solid wooden door, flanked by leaded-glass sidelight windows and topped by a remarkable leaded glass transom window, was custom-crafted by a noted Charlestown iron fabricator.
- immaculate Bucks County style colonial home
- 10’ ceilings on first floor; 9’ ceilings on second floor
- renovated, high-end, custom kitchen
- all bathrooms renovated with high-end finishes
- newer Pella windows and doors throughout
- multiple rooms suitable for home offices
- oversized 3 car garage and workshop/storage room
- retreat-like setting in cul-de-sac neighborhood off winding country road
- full, unfinished basement suitable for finishing
- heated, Gunite pool with poolhouse and automatic cover
Passing through the elegant front door, guests are welcomed to the home by way of a two-story entrance foyer accented by a sweeping staircase with glass newel post finial detail, chandelier, and striking custom moldings. The entire first floor of the house features immaculate five-inch-wide red oak floors. From the foyer, guests can access the formal or informal areas of the house. This area also includes two coat closets as well as a powder room with a vanity cabinet styled as an antique dresser with striking blue marble top and solid brass plumbing fixtures, decorative mirror, and sconce lighting fixtures.
The formal spaces of the home include the living room, dining room, and study/den. The living room features oversized windows overlooking the front and side yards and a wood-burning masonry fireplace with gray marble surround and white wooden mantel with wainscoting accent. The living room leads to the den through double French doors. The den/office overlooks the backyard and is currently used as a music room as it fits a baby grand piano, but would also be appropriately styled an office, or as a library/den with the addition of built-in bookshelves. The dining room can be accessed from the foyer. The room’s decorative accents include a large bay window overlooking the front yard and chair-rail molding above raised-panel wainscoting. The dining room connects to the kitchen at the butler’s pantry. The kitchen can also be accessed directly from the foyer.
The recently-renovated kitchen (2013) is flooded with natural light and is the heart of the informal spaces of the home. It features custom cherry cabinetry with under-cabinet lighting and creative storage details and glass-front accent cabinets, Brazilian granite countertops with an undermount Blanco granite dust main sink with gooseneck spray faucet under a window overlooking the backyard and pool and a secondary prep sink in an opposite area of the kitchen with plenty of counter space on either side. Additional features include marble dimensional subway tile backsplash with spectacular custom mosaic detail in the cooking area, and a large center island workspace with breakfast bar, accent lighting with cabinets and countertops matching the rest of the kitchen. Appliances include 6-burner gas Viking cooktop with ventilation hood, two Viking wall ovens, Viking warming drawer, Wolf under-counter microwave drawer, KitchenAid dishwasher, SubZero refrigerator with freezer drawer and matching cherry paneling. The butler’s pantry/wetbar area section of the kitchen is thoughtfully located between the kitchen’s connection to both the dining room and family room, making it a perfect bar area or serving area. The butler’s pantry/wet bar has the same high-quality finishes as the kitchen and and features the same glass front cherry cabinetry and countertops as the main work area of the kitchen, a full-size KitchenAid dishwasher, a 145-bottle SubZero wine/beverage refrigerator, a built-in Miele espresso maker, and a custom undermount stainless steel sink with accent faucet set. A generously-sized dining area in the kitchen accommodates a large table and overlooks the raised bluestone patio (with custom awning) and backyard through a sliding French door flanked with matching glass side panels. This eat-in area connects to the family room, basement, and garage area, by way of a interior loggia sunlit through double swinging French doors and accented by Ming green marble flooring with decorative chinese lantern pattern inlay. A large pantry closet with extensive shelving is nested between the eat-in area at the transition between the kitchen and the loggia.
From the loggia, the focal point of the family room is a wood-burning fireplace with spectacular natural fieldstone surround with antique brick style edging and raised bluestone hearth. Swinging double French doors in the loggia area across from the family room open onto the patio, allowing a flow of guests and family between indoor and outdoor spaces. At the end of the loggia is access to the basement and garage with a convenient coat closet providing direct access to the kitchen and pantry closet from the garage through the loggia.
Access to the second floor of the home is by way of the turned staircase from the foyer which opens into the second floor hallway with immaculate five-inch-wide red oak floors leading to five upstairs bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, and each suitable for alternative use as an office.
The primary bedroom suite features a large bedroom with gas fireplace, large walk-in closet, reach-in closet, linen closet, and en suite bathroom. The fireplace features green marble surround and white wooden mantel with sconce lighting detail. The primary bedroom suite bathroom was remodeled in 2021 and features a wooden double sink vanity with granite counter, white undermount sink, and black faucet sets matching the black vanity hardware. This main space also features a free-standing Victoria + Albert soaking tub under a sunny architectural window overlooking the backyard and pool area. A well-conceived, large secondary space in this bathroom features a large, tiled stall shower with sliding glass door, and toilet.
The secondary bedrooms of the home are grouped together on the opposite side of the staircase from the primary bedroom. The second bedroom of the home is currently painted a calming cool gray and features a large reach-in closet with custom built-in storage system and double barn-style doors, neutral carpeting, oversized windows overlooking the front yard, and en suite access to a bathroom which can also be accessed from the main hall. This bathroom was completely renovated in 2017 and features an elegant, modern tubshower with pale gray architectural subway tile and decorative mosaic accent, multiple showerheads, high-quality custom vanity with illuminated shelves flanking the center sink area which is topped with a sink and counter made of a solid piece of pale gray marble.
The third bedroom of the home is across the hall. It is painted a stylish pale beige and features a walk-in closet, neutral carpeting, and en suite bathroom with custom maple vanity with shelving and storage, granite top, and tiled stall shower with playful circular glass tile accents.
The fourth bedroom of the house, painted a peaceful blue color, features neutral carpeting, a large walk-in closet, and a large en suite bathroom renovated in 2019 with custom stall shower with rare blue marble bench, wooden sink vanity with matching blue granite counter with undermount ceramic sink and brass faucet set accented by brass lighting sconces, and a linen closet. This bathroom is also en suite to the fifth bedroom which is currently used as an office and den. This large room features a wall of bookshelves adjacent to the bathroom door, two gable nooks, oak floors matching the rest of the home, and a large reach in closet with extra storage area currently used for storage.
The second floor is completed by a linen closet as well as a large laundry room between the fifth bathroom and hall bathroom (en suite to the second bedroom). The laundry room’s oversized window overlooks the front of the house and brings in lots of natural light. A matching set of LG front-loading washer and dryer, large overmount ceramic sink, playful decorative tile backsplash, and plentiful counter space are topped with a long run of white beadboard cabinets with polished chrome finish hardware.
Upper and Lower Level
The basement level of the home is accessed from the end of the first floor loggia where it meets the garage entrance by way of a turned staircase in a finished space leading to a door. The unfinished basement is below the entire footprint of the first floor living spaces and has a high ceiling. As such, it could be finished to provide additional living space for use as a gym, home theater, or recreation room.
The three-car garage is finished and has three separate doors for car access, each with its own automatic opener. There is additional space for use as a workshop or for storage.
Exterior features of the home include cedar clapboard siding and newer cedar shake roof (2010). Brick chimneys with period-appropriate styling reinforce the historic look of the home. A raised bluestone patio runs along the back of the house and features a commercial grade awning structure and awning cover. This space, overlooking the pool area and established gardens) provides additional living space for dining and relaxing in temperate months.
The pool area features a spectacular heated, Gunite pool with natural fieldstone surround and fieldstone wall with multiple waterfalls set among gardens with unobtrusive safety fencing integrated into landscaping features. A pool house styled to reflect the architectural details of the residence defines the rear area of the pool area and is connected to the pool by a deep overhang over a cast Techo-Bloc pavers pervious patio creating a shady spot for dining or relaxing poolside. The pool was designed for minimum maintenance (and therefore, maximum fun) with its automatic cover which can be unfurled with the flip of a switch when the pool is not in use, thereby keeping in the heat and keeping stray leaves out of the pool. Additionally, the automatic robotic pool cleaner can be dispatched to assist in cleaning of the pool when not in use.
The established gardens of the open, level backyard are protected by unobtrusively-located deer fencing between the open areas of the lawn and buffer areas created by evergreen and deciduous trees as well as custom black metal fencing where the backyard and the house meet. Specimen plantings can be found among the flowering trees, shrubs, and perennial beds and include: hostas, astilbe, liriope, peonies, roses, conifers, azaleas, rhododendrons, mountain laurels, southern magnolias, maples and spring Holland bulbs.
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